Buena Park was voted among the 2016 Best Places to Live by Chicago Magazine, and for very good reason. It is close to the lakefront with beautiful churches that sing out pleasantly on Sunday mornings.

Did you know Hutchinson Street Historic District, featuring numerous mansions that reflect the best of Prairie-style architecture in located within Buena Park?

Recently the Buena Park Mansion at Buena and Clarendon was purchased and will be the new home of Chicago’s independent publisher, Haymarket Books. The Lannan Foundation, “a family foundation dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity and creativity”, made the sale possible. In just about any other neighborhood this lot parcel and century old mansion would have been torn down to make way for a big condo development. Check out the photo-book on the history of Buena Park by a longtime resident, ‘Chicago neighborhood: Sweet Home Buena Park’.

Some of the restaurants I love are La Ciudad Mexican Grill & Cafe (it’s BYOB), The Reservoir (for pulled pork), Tesfa Ethiopian Cuisine (ask my brother about the shirt he designed for them!).

If you’re looking for more information on the Buena Park neighborhood, or a realtor to guide you through the various real estate options the area provides, I’d love to talk with you!

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